2015 Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize

Calling all emerging Caribbean poets!

The 2015 Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize, administered by  The Bocas Lit Fest
will be awarded to an emerging writer of poetry. Submissions close September 30th.

The prize, which is worth US$15,000, will allow the Caribbean-based writer time to complete a poetry collection; it will also include one year's mentoring by an established poet, and the opportunity to travel to the United Kingdom to attend a one-week creative writing course of their choice at Arvon.

Writers must have Caribbean citizenship, be over 18 years, live in the Caribbean and have not yet published a full poetry collection.

For more details, check: http://www.bocaslitfest.com/hollick-arvon-prize/. Entries should be emailed to hap@bocaslitfest.com


Soccer (Football) Poems

Dear readers,

I have been caught up in the 2014 World Cup Football frenzy, so my posting has been sparse. Unfortunately, it was heartbreaking to watch my team, Brazil, exit in such a humiliating manner.

With the final matches scheduled for this weekend, I thought I would share some soccer (football) poems which I came across on the Poetry Soup website. You can check out the poems here.

If you know of any Caribbean poems about football, please share, since I couldn't find any. Better still, why not write one, if you can, for me to read. :)

Hope your team is still in the competition, and enjoy the matches over the weekend.